Overview

"If [an] athlete is serious about getting considerably stronger, he needs to incorporate at least one explosive exercise into his routine. And more is even better." - Bill Starr

The barbell lifts include both power lifting and olympic lifting and greatly emphasize the strength, power, and speed aspects (among others) of CrossFit's ten general physical skills.  Proven competency in each of these lifts is a good indication of overall strength and explosiveness.


Results

[ 6 Months | 1 Year | All Time ]
Lift Date Result From Workout
Deadlift April 13, 2019 4 reps @ 375 lbs Deadlift 8-6-4
Back Squat April 01, 2019 3 reps @ 345 lbs Back Squat : 6 @ 65%, 3 @ 70%, 6 @ 65%, 3 @ 75%, 6 @ 65%, 3 @ 80%, rest 2 mins
Front Squat February 10, 2019 1 rep @ 265 lbs Front Squat : 1 Rep Max
Overhead Squat NA NA NA
Thruster March 22, 2019 33 reps @ 95 lbs CrossFit Games Open 19.5 - Rx'd
Strict Press March 20, 2019 1 rep @ 205 lbs Strict Press : 1 Rep Max
Push Press January 21, 2019 3 reps @ 200 lbs Push Press : 3-3-3-3-3
Push Jerk March 12, 2019 6 reps @ 135 lbs 5 times 5x RFT: Bar Facing Burpees, Deadlifts, Hang Power Cleans and Push Jerks
Snatch April 08, 2019 3 reps @ 135 lbs 2019 Rogue Invitational Online Qualifier - Workout 3
Squat Clean February 20, 2019 1 rep @ 235 lbs Squat Clean : 1 Rep Max
Clean & Jerk January 22, 2019 15 reps @ 115 lbs FT: Double Unders, Clean & Jerks, and Bar Facing Burpees
Bench Press July 13, 2019 34 reps @ 195 lbs 3 RF-ME: Bench Press and Strict Pull-ups

CrossFit Journal Articles

Read more about The Lifts.

The Burgener Warmup -Mike Burgener
The Stance -Mike Burgener
Clean and Jerk -Mike Burgener
The High Hang Snatch -Mike Burgener
Reviewing The Snatch -Mike Burgener
Receiving The Bar -Mike Burgener
Snatch Grip Position -Mike Burgener